December 6, 2023

Two UWI academics receive Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence 2020

The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. December 5, 2019—Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has expressed his delight at the announcement of two UWI academics being among awardees – yet again – for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. Among the four named 2020 Caribbean Awards for Excellence Laureates, are Dr. Olivene Burke, Executive Director […]

UWI: New Faculty of Culture

New Faculty of Culture, Creative and Performing Arts coming to The UWI, Cave Hill Campus Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, November 19, 2019—On next year’s observance of Emancipation Day, the region’s cultural landscape will receive a significant uplift when The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at Cave Hill launches a new Faculty of Culture, […]

Anti-corruption mix and fix

By George C. Brathwaite PhD From Caribbean News Now “The worst disease in the world today is corruption. And there is a cure: transparency” ~ Bono Over the last two years, this writer has consistently made the point that sound public administration must embrace the ideals and mechanisms that facilitate good administrative and business practices. […]

50th Association of Caribbean Historians Annual Conference

The Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH) is commemorating its 50th Conference this year, and just over 100 historians are expected to gather at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados for the its Annual Conference from June 10 to June 15, 2018. The conference, which is being held […]

Sky High

FOR SOME, the thought of defying gravity may spark that feeling of adventure while the thought of being 40 feet high in the air may evoke fear for others. For Devon Bates, being at height is euphoric and addictive. EASY Magazine met Devon at Pirate’s Cove, where he operates his business, Jet Blade Barbados. Devon […]

IMPACT Justice co-sponsors Barbados Bar Association inaugural weekend law conference

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Canadian government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) will be one of the co-sponsors of the Barbados Bar Association’s inaugural weekend law conference being held on June 2 and 3. The conference commences with an opening ceremony on June 2, at which opening remarks will be delivered […]

Caribbean governments criticized over marijuana legalization issue

By Antigua Observer From St Lucia Times Regional governments have been called out for not moving sooner to decriminalise the use of the popular contraband, marijuana. Political analyst Peter Wickham said the governments of Caribbean countries will not legislate that personal use of the drug becomes legal, unless they would stand to gain politically. “Ultimately, […]

IMPACT Justice Project releases overview of model sexual harassment legislation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice), a five year regional justice reform project funded by the government of Canada, has release an overview of model sexual harassment legislation for the region. IMPACT Justice is implemented from within the Caribbean Law Institute Centre, Faculty of Law, The University of the […]

Single Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket has broad mandate

From CARICOM Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have decided that there will now be a single Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket that will handle all aspects of the game. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government said Wednesday evening, that instead of two Prime Ministerial sub-Committees on […]

Caribbean governments advised to decriminalize prostitution

From Power-J IAC BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday March 31, 2016 – An international academic is recommending the decriminalization of prostitution in the Caribbean. Professor Kamala Kempadoo of York University suggests this would help the region get a handle on the sex trade, protect at-risk groups, and fight stigma and discrimination against those engaged in the practice. “The […]